Category Archives: Society 社会

2002: Wired China: Many Hands on Many Switches

Round-Table on Internet and Free Flow of Information in China Statement by David Cowhig, Wired China: Many Hands on Many Switches Presented to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China April 15, 2002 I would like to share with you some thoughts about … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Know Anything (or Not Much) About China?

Good article in the March 2018 issue of Foreign Policy! Also reminded of this by a most graphic graphic shared by the always intriguing and hilarious fake PRC tweeter @RelevantOrgans. People do tend to notice opacity.  But it can take … Continue reading

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Christian Church Standoff in Zhengzhou, China

What happened after the Zhengzhou, Henan authorities posted the Illegal Religious Meeting Violation Notice in Zhengzhou, China   that was translated in a previous post: [English translation] (Pray for Us News) Brothers and sisters throughout China, we are the Zhengzhou Gaoxin District Christian … Continue reading

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PRC Religious Information Control Draft Regulations Released for Comment

Via Google Translate, lightly massaged. The PRC State Council issued the following draft regulations with a request for comment.  The date the draft regulations may go into effect, apparently later this year, is not clear. The draft regulations are very … Continue reading

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Illegal Religious Meeting Violation Notice in Zhengzhou, China

Reverend Francis Liu on Twitter passed along a photo (see below) taken in September 9, 2018 posted by Chinese authorities aiming to close down an illegal religious meeting place in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, China’s most populous province. English … Continue reading

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Musings on Pseudo Science 伪科学 and Cures for It

A recent Economist book review about pseudo science (伪科学 to you sino-literates out there) in personality testing got me thinking about the damage I have seen done by abuse of tests of no scientific validity. The Economist book review is … Continue reading

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Net Report: Some Chinese Christians in Henan and Anhui Provinces Forced to Renounce Their Religious Faith

“Exposed on the Internet: Local Authorities Forcing People in Henan and Anhui Provinces to Renounce Their Religious Faith”, the Voice of America (VOA) Chinese-language service reported on August 24.  According to the report, a Chinese-American Christian minister Liu Yi tweeted … Continue reading

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